Duke is a well-experienced lawyer who has practiced law across two jurisdictions since becoming a
lawyer in 1999. Clients warm up to Duke easily because of his warm and outgoing personality. It does
not take long for clients to know that they have a strong and committed advocate on their side because
Duke cares for his clients and he goes the extra mile in addressing their needs. While working as an
associate in a law firm in Nigeria, Duke practiced extensively in corporate/commercial law and civil
Duke founded Duke & Company after his admission to the bar in Alberta in 2010 and the firm has grown
tremendously in a short span because of the firm’s commitment to client-centered services. As part of
his education, Duke completed an LLM (Master of Laws) program at the University of Alberta, focusing
his research on the use of mediation and other non-adversarial methods for resolving disputes. He
followed that up with different certificates and training in negotiations and mediation. His clients
benefit immensely from Duke’s negotiation and conflict resolution skills, which he uses to get the clients
results when the circumstances are right.
Duke is also a relentless and passionate advocate for his clients and he is not afraid to take a client’s
case to court if the circumstances require that the matter be taken to court. In dealing with highly
complex cases, his clients find him a dependable support and guide. He derives a lot of joy in the
words of gratitude he gets from clients who are often amazed by his commitment and professionalism.
Duke is actively involved in the community and gives back to the community through different avenues,
including volunteering his time through charitable organizations such as Rotary Club and the church.
Education: LLM (Master of Laws), University of Alberta, 2006; B.L (Barrister-at-Law), Nigerian Law School, Nigeria, 1999; LL.B (Bachelor of Laws), University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1997
Practice Areas: Family Law, including Divorce and Division of Matrimonial Property, Custody and Child Support, Immigration, Real estate, Wills and Estate.
Monica completed her articles at Duke Law Office and stayed on as an associate. From the very beginning, Monica immersed herself in litigation work in the areas of family law and immigration law. She has gained a lot of court experience at different levels, including appearing before the Court of Appeal of Alberta. She has consistently represented clients on parenting, child support, divorce, and matrimonial property issues at both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen's Bench.
As an immigrant herself, Monica takes special pride in assisting people with different immigration issues and she can assist clients in both the English language and Mandarin. Monica enjoys the connection that she usually has with her clients and she is ready to put in the work that is required to get the desired results for her clients. Monica’s ability to assist her clients in both English and Mandarin makes it easier for most of her clients who are well-versed in Mandarin but not so fluent in the English language. In her free time, Monica enjoys spending time with her family and travel.
Education: J.D (Juris Doctor) University of Alberta, 2017; M. Sc. (Master of Science), University of Saskatchewan in 2007; B. Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science), Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Practice Areas: Family Law, Immigration Law, Real Estate and Wills/Estates
Language: English and Mandarin.
Sifa completed her articles with Duke Law Office and became an associate at the firm in August 2019. In addition to receiving her LLB from the University of Kent (UK), she has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s Degree in Law from Osgoode Law School. During her articles, she has consistently represented clients on Child Welfare matters, parenting and child support issues at the Provincial Court. She has also been appearing on behalf of clients for different applications at the Court of Queen’s Bench. Sifa has represented clients in both Edmonton and smaller communities such as St. Paul, Lac la Biche, Peace River and Fort McMurray. Sifa is actively involved in her community by volunteering her time throughout her community. Sifa is also fluent in French. Outside of work, Sifa enjoys travelling, trying out new restaurants and spending time with her family.
Language: English and French.